When All Hope was Seemingly Lost...Gloria Sanderson of Pioneer Bank Showed Up for Arthur J. Smith Sr. and His Family with a $15,000.00 dollar Check

Arthur Smith Sr., his wife Darlene Koffey Smith, son Arthur Smith III, also known as “Yung Giant”, Gloria Sanderson, SVP, CRA/Fair Lending Officer for Pioneer Bank are the featured individuals on the cover of “VERSION 1” of Houston Business Connections Magazine’s “2017 Year-End Review” edition. Houston Texans football player J.J. Watt is also featured on the cover of this version. Inside this edition, J.J. Watt shares how he plans to distribute the millions of dollars the J.J. Watt Foundation received in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Beyoncé, Mattress Mack, Jim Crane, State Senator Borris L. Miles, State Rep. Shawn Thierry, Dr. Letitia Plummer, Judge Loyd Wright, Judge Christine Riddle Butts, Judge John Schmude, Judge Renee Magee, Attorney Sandra Peake, and Attorney Melanie Wilcox Flowers are just a few of the other distinguished individuals featured inside this edition. Houston Business Connections Magazine© is published by Aubrey R. Taylor Communications. All Rights Reserved. Cover photo by: Kennedy Hall, Phillis Wheatley High School Journalism Department/Photographer

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR JANUARY 19TH, 2018


Gladys Knight is coming to Houston on Friday, January 19, 2018, for the Diamond Dreams Gala at Minute Maid Park

Held on the field at Minute Maid Park, the Diamond Dreams Gala features seven-time Grammy winner, Ms. Gladys Knight -The Empress of Soul, as well as Astros players and legends. The event benefits the Astros Foundation and New Hope Housing, an organization combatting homelessness by providing housing and support services for those in need. In case you don’t know, The Astros Foundation supports local 501(c)3 nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. They support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A "2013 LEADERSHIP SERIES SALUTE" Goes out to the Fairmont Minerals Foundation for awarding a $16,758 Grant to Meadows Elementary School in Fort Bend ISD

ABOVE: Pictured (from left to right) are: Michele Labus, principal at Meadows Elementary; students Johann Gonzalez, Tia Sapp and Camden Matamoras; Nicole Rafferty of the Fairmount Minerals Foundation; and Laurie Sanford, Meadows assistant principal and author of the grant.
Grant from the Fairmont Minerals Foundation to provide iPads for Meadows Elementary School Students in Fort Bend ISD

FORT BEND ISD - Meadows Elementary School is the proud recipient of a $16,758 grant provided by the Fairmount Minerals Foundation. The Foundation has awarded nearly half a million dollars to schools and other educational organizations to support technology programs. Meadows will use the grant to purchase iPads for classrooms. Pictured (from left to right) are: Michele Labus, principal at Meadows Elementary; students Johann Gonzalez, Tia Sapp and Camden Matamoras; Nicole Rafferty of the Fairmount Minerals Foundation; and Laurie Sanford, Meadows assistant principal and author of the grant.